Monday, September 3, 2007

Labs Are Back, Thyroid Still Whack! LOL

I've got a lot going on in my life lately. Been feeling rather tired but I'm not sure if it's because of my thyroid, being 5 hours in the heat for a couple of weekends in a row, or both.

I had my TSH reevaluated on Friday. When I read my labs on the website for Kaiser my T4 was 1.2 and as for my TSH it said See Gen 3. Of course I have NO idea what this means so I researched it. I guess it's a more sensitive test for thyroid antibodies. Anyways, don't know if my doctor is going to comment on the results or if I'm going to get the results in the mail. All I know is that I want to stay on the Cytomel that I was on for the last two months as well as the Levothroid I've been on the last 3 years. The combination therapy has worked out a hell of a lot better than just the T4 meds alone. I don't have to take a nap everyday just to 'make it through'.

Wednesday I go in for my endometrial biopsy. They asked me if I wanted Valium, but I'm afraid of addiction, so I said no. It's funny because when I went to pick up my thyroid prescriptions they said I had an extra one. I asked what it was for and when I found out I told them that I didn't want it. I had a biopsy of my cervix before, but I didn't feel anything from it really. Of course, I'm a lot older now, and my thyroid has racked my body with all kinds of lovely symptoms. Things I use to be able to handle I no longer can. For example, there was a time I would NEVER sunburn...HONESTLY. I'm half filipino, and it has helped with that. But over the last 8+ years, I don't tolerate the sun well. As for my skin, well, it just gets fried.

I want Steve to come with me, but when he asked me, "Why? So I can sit and wait around?" I decided it was FAR better to go alone, despite the fact that I'm a bit nervous and that I could be in pain afterwards. Funny how women are always expected to do things on their own or still do whatever they do even when they are sick. I can only imagine what will happen when I have the surgery.

Everything is starting to get to me now. The court date with the ex, my thryoid problems, the biopsy, and there's not a soul to talk to around here. I guess that could be my fault, but I'm very particular as to who I have as friends. Just haven't really found any here.

1 comment:

Annelisa said...

If it's any hope to you, I've been working on my thyroid problem (it was low as yours a few years ago) and a few days ago (having done a lot of things to help it) my doc suddenly said my thryroid seems to be working again, and I'm reducing my levothyroxine from 150mg to 125, with the hope that eventually I might come off it altogether (according to the doc!!)

I thought this was so unlikely, but I've kept working on it, and it seems to have paid off! I can't believe it! So, live in hope and do what you can to counter it. I know how difficult it is when you're so tired...but do something positive for yourself helps :-)